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Visitor numbers at selected attractions 2002-2012

This page gives visitor numbers for some of the Dorset attractions.

Attraction20022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Abbotsbury Children's Farm - ---37,00038,500--50,70052,000-
Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens55,00067,000--75,00077,000--74,37175,677-
Abbotsbury Swannery (estimate)100,000100,000102,000-100,00098,000--101,756103,272-
Alice in Wonderland Family Park124,237 - - - - ------
Athelhampton House and Gardens -30,81236,00034,50036,50034,750-----
Avon Heath Country Park - - - - - ------
Beaminster Museum-------1,7551,6281,5981,864
Blandford Fashion Museum-------2,3892,4132,1642,166
Blandford Town Museum--------6,4476,4476,021
Bournemouth Aviation Museum (estimate)--------9,000(E)9,000(E)-
Bourton House & Garden - - -7,0107,3979,384-----
Bovington Tank Museum126,294 - - - - ------
Brownsea Island105,935107,55995,137110,907115,295125,982111,447127,333130,114119,438104,131
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - - -76,00085,00075,00082,00092,304---
Christchurch Priory Church68,004--79,58583,00088,913----94695 (E)
City Sightseeing---------17203 (E)11326 (E)
Clouds Hill -14,19414,87314,08614,89113,52213,15714,61914,93816,04513,000
Compton Acres -169,864--58,00052,00048,000----
Corfe Castle167,582184,170168,377172,067163,773135,041161,000197,662186,494216,652190,775
Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens -22,20621,24721,34324,40621,740-----
Discover Dorset---------1556 (E)1633 (E)
Dorset Belle Cruises ---45,00073,00061,000-----
Durlston Country Park325,000300,000270,000270,000265,000240,000240,000252,000248,000250,000(E)-
Edmondsham House and Gardens------1,8001,8001,8001,850(E)-
Forde Abbey and Garden49,58954,28347,19253,51549,40347,088-44,149---
Gillingham Museum -7,1277,6707,8307,7077,9277,3006,746---
Go Ape! High Wire Forest Adventure - Moors Valley---------26,29525,865
Gold Hill Museum------3466 (E)3480 (E)-9337 (E)13064 (E)
Hardy's Cottage -16,63617,03815,29116,50517,81216,95521,72318,65634,69028,843
Highcliffe Castle -40,00043,787-48,13550,282-----
Kingston Lacy House and Gardens139,342160,396159,568173,780175,279145,799161,000194,028-234,124230000 (E)
Langton Matravers Museum ----878710----650 (E)
Lulworth Castle -57,630--77,71177,836-79,393---
Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre418,595 - - - - ---72,82628,641-
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum -16,35317,84315,92115,06814,409-----
Mapperton House and Gardens ----10,80010,70010,200----
Minterne Gardens -7,4036,2744,7894,8125,3963,6005,1315,6775,8484,479
Monkey World - - - - - ------
Moors Valley Country Park750,000750,000770,000770,000770,000770,000770000 (E)850000 (E)818910 (E)832466 (E)819780 (E)
Museum of Electricity, Christchurch--------12,35711,989-
Nothe Fort12,042--43,00039,00038,415-----
Poole Pottery808,725 - - -Closed  ------
Portland Castle -27,37029,12724,00423,81722,28722,11723,76422,20723,26316,907
Portland Museum -5,9255,8004,2205,5174,750-5,209---
Priest's House -1,0841,4531,2401,4001,268-----
Red House Museum, Christchurch-------24,74826,09925,33622,163
Sandford Orcas Manor House -546633712667582806645602478473
Sherborne Castle -24,61926,106-29,09928,620-----
Sherborne Old Castle -14,7169,7608,63810,30510,6069,90010,41711,06210,8658,127
Stapehill Abbey Crafts and Gardens - - - - - ------
Stinsford Church --3,0003,0003,5004,000-----
Stock Gaylard House and Garden------150194181253333
Studland Beach and Nature Reserve ----1,000,0001,000,000-----
Sturminster Newton Mill -2,0632,3922,3471,9902,1442,2763,0622,2042,1132,093
Sturminster Newton Museum--------3,1032,9472,395
Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre---------60,76359,694
Swanage Steam Railway191,397172,001199,067196,972200,452201,548-212,000210,000200,300-
The Keep Military Museum ---6,6727,6478,098---9,7568,750
The Tank Museum---------162,000157,000
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum -38,15038,31740,12642,10732,972-41,00039,00036,000-
Tutankhamun (Dorchester) - - - - - ------
Upton Country Park------75,00285,16494,365104,005-
Walford Mill Crafts------27966 (E)46669 (E)48158 (E)37000 (E)35000 (E)
Wareham Town Museum -5,5006,0005,9716,1005,900-6,7267,39070987,154
Waterfront Museum-------111030 (E)108045 (E)122743 (E)112393 (E)
Weymouth Timewalk Museum - - - - - ------
White Mill---------4,2284,668
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens -26,50032,00021,00030,00029,000-30,000---

Source:South West Tourism, Visit Britain 2008, South West Research Company 2009- 2012 Visit England

- = not available, E = estimate

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